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A view from the Tokyo city government's survey ship of a group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea .(REUTERS)

Chinese ships illegally enter Japan’s territorial waters

Tokyo | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:56 PM IST
This is despite Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi last week conveying to his Beijing counterpart Wei Fenghe about Tokyo’s strong concerns over Beijing’s regular attempts to “unilaterally change the status quo by coercion”.
Though flights at Narita are down so sharply that the airport has closed one of its runways, planes are still landing with passengers arriving from countries including the United States and Italy who are required to undergo tests for the virus before they can head home.(Unsplash)
Though flights at Narita are down so sharply that the airport has closed one of its runways, planes are still landing with passengers arriving from countries including the United States and Italy who are required to undergo tests for the virus before they can head home.(Unsplash)

Japan’s Narita Airport offers cardboard beds for travellers awaiting coronavirus all-clear

Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Japan’s Narita Airport has prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggage-claim area for passengers from overseas who might have to stay there while awaiting the results of tests for the novel coronavirus.
Well before making landfall, the outer bands of the storm claimed their first victim, a driver whose van was flipped over in the strong gusts.(AP Photo)
Well before making landfall, the outer bands of the storm claimed their first victim, a driver whose van was flipped over in the strong gusts.(AP Photo)

11 dead as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan with ‘unprecedented’ rain

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 12:51 AM IST
Transport disruption was also widespread, with authorities halting suburban trains in Tokyo throughout most of Saturday, suspending several bullet train lines and cancelling all flights in and out of the capital’s two main airports.
So far, 20 people were confirmed dead, including 12 on the first and second floors, and eight more on the third floor, Kyoto fire department official Mikihide Daikoku said(REUTERS Photo)
So far, 20 people were confirmed dead, including 12 on the first and second floors, and eight more on the third floor, Kyoto fire department official Mikihide Daikoku said(REUTERS Photo)

Man screams ‘you die’, then sets Japan anime studio on fire, nearly 30 dead

Kyoto, Japan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Most of the dead and the 36 injured were workers at Kyoto Animation, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls, with places featured in the stories even becoming “pilgrimage sites” for their fans.
An investigator holds plastic bags containing school students' belongings inside their school bus at the scene where a man wielding a knife attacked commuters in Kawasaki, near Tokyo Tuesday.(AP Photo)
An investigator holds plastic bags containing school students' belongings inside their school bus at the scene where a man wielding a knife attacked commuters in Kawasaki, near Tokyo Tuesday.(AP Photo)

‘I will kill you,’ screamed Japan attacker with knives in both hands

Kawasaki | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:36 AM IST
Most of the victims were schoolgirls who were lined up at a bus stop near Noborito Park in the city of Kawasaki when the man in his 40s or 50s began slashing them with knives.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no worries about tsunami damage.(Reuters FILE)
The Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no worries about tsunami damage.(Reuters FILE)

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits southern Japan, no tsunami threat

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 10:07 AM IST
The quake struck at 8:48 am (2348 GMT Thursday) in Pacific waters nearly 40 kilometres (25 miles) east-southeast of Miyazaki city at a depth of 24 km, according to the agency.
Policemen stand next to a car which plowed into pedestrians on New Year day in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)
Policemen stand next to a car which plowed into pedestrians on New Year day in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)

21-year-old rams car into famed Tokyo street on New Year’s Eve; 9 hurt

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 10:13 AM IST
With an “intent to murder”, 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo’s fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman told AFP.
A passer-by walks in heavy rain and wind caused by Typhoon Trami in the prefectural capital Naha, on the southern island of Okinawa, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 29, 2018.(Reuters)
A passer-by walks in heavy rain and wind caused by Typhoon Trami in the prefectural capital Naha, on the southern island of Okinawa, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 29, 2018.(Reuters)

Powerful typhoon batters Okinawa, churns to Japan mainland

Kagoshima, Japan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 02:25 PM IST
Around 600 people have been evacuated to shelters in Okinawa and electricity was cut to nearly 200,000 homes, public broadcaster NHK said.
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